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Carol Prusa at UAF

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Prusas Latona,Silverpoint, graphite, titanium white pigment with acrylic binder on acrylic hemisphere with fiber optics 2009
  • Prusa's "Latona."

Did the University of Arkansas time this show to coincide with Lars van Trier's "Melancholia"? Probably not. But the Florida artist's spheres — domes actually — are meant to conjure up astronomical matter, as visitors to Carol Prusa's "Non-equilibrium" will see when the U of A opens an exhibit of work by the Florida artist tomorrow.

Prusa works in a variety of materials; for example, in "Latona" above, she's used silverpoint, graphite, titanium white pigment with acrylic binder and fiber optics. The precision of the overlapping drawings on a a perfectly spherical surface conjures something smarter and superior to our own ball. Or maybe "Melancholia" (a dreadful movie, by the way) has affected my vision. Anyway, here's what Prusa says about her work:

My constructed domes are provocative symbols that invoke the idea of the universe and physical objects that allude to real-life structures. In my “canopies,” I explore a number of mathematical models that physicists developed to explain our universe. The mathematics of my expressed geometries offer a spiritual force that organizes structures from the microsopic to the political. Here, geometry isn’t simply abstract but creates a real world, sustained by its own logic.

Prusa will lecture on her work at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in room 213 of the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs through Feb. 10.

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